Alternatives To The Creative Cloud 2

A little while back I published a post concerning alternatives to the Adobe Creative Cloud. Whilst many people love using Lightroom and Photoshop (myself included) some don’t like the Adobe Subscription model. Today I will share the first alternative that might appeal to some of you; Exposure from Alien Skin. I suspect many people reading … Continue reading Alternatives To The Creative Cloud 2

Friday Image No. 118

Yet another week over and we are rapidly approaching Christmas. Then it’s soon going to be New Year and I will be beating myself up that I haven’t achieved half of the things that I wanted to with this blog and my website (Lenscraft). When I select the image above to share I thought that … Continue reading Friday Image No. 118

Infrared Simulation Using Nik

I have seen many articles and videos over the years suggesting ways to create infrared simulations using regular colour photographs. Most of these fall short, possibly because the authors don’t appreciate the true characteristics of infrared. One example I read simply suggested using the channel mixer in Photoshop and using it to turn a blue … Continue reading Infrared Simulation Using Nik

Roll Your Own Camera Profiles

Have you ever wanted to tweak the camera profiles in Lightroom? Or perhaps you have wondered how Camera Profiles are created? Perhaps you don’t like the profiles that ship with your camera and want to create something better. This short video introduces you to a great free tool from Adobe that allows you to generate … Continue reading Roll Your Own Camera Profiles

Nik Silver Efex Video

Yesterday I published a new video on my You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYMWL3WXU9QMeOUhD3lOpEw This is one is another of those videos focussing on the overlooked adjustments. People often overlook some of the most powerful adjustments in favour of the most obvious. If you want to create some black and white conversions reminiscent of film, watch this … Continue reading Nik Silver Efex Video

Friday Image No. 110

This isn’t a deliberate ploy to post the same image as last week. This image was taken at the same time as last week’s Friday image but the lighting is stronger. The reason it looks stronger is that the image is processed using Nik Viveza. When I did this, I employed a few adjustment tricks … Continue reading Friday Image No. 110

New XP-Pen

As some of you reading this may know, I have recently switched from a PC to a Mac for Photography. Initially it was a move from a laptop to a MacBook. Next came the move from my desktop PC to an iMac. This last move is probably longer term as I need to retain a … Continue reading New XP-Pen

Resizing Images in Lightroom

I recently received an email asking if it was possible to resize (increase) an image in Lightroom. I have heard this asked a few times so rather than reply with an email trying to describe the process I thought I would post this short video. I hope a few of you find it useful.

Book Launch: Nik HDR Efex Pro 2

  A few years back HDR became for many people one of the most hated terms in photography. I believe this was in part due to the overuse of techniques that produced extreme examples of HDR. It was probably also due to HDR being used to resurrect images that should have been allowed to die … Continue reading Book Launch: Nik HDR Efex Pro 2

Sharpening RAW files from Small Sensor Cameras

If you shoot with a small sensor camera and use Lightroom for RAW conversion, then it’s a good idea to take care when sharpening. Noise can be a particular problem when at low ISO settings but there are steps you can take. This video demonstrates how to avoid the ugly sharpening artefacts that can result … Continue reading Sharpening RAW files from Small Sensor Cameras